Pronunciation: (rē-kom'bu-nunt), [key] Genetics.
of or resulting from new combinations of genetic material: recombinant cells.
1. a cell or organism whose genetic complement results from recombination.
2. the genetic material produced when segments of DNA from different sources are joined to produce recombinant DNA.
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